Vacation Rental Description
This magnificent period Manor house is set in the centre of a historic medieval village 15 minutes from the City of Carcassonne. The château is set in its own private grounds, is surrounded by beautiful sunny gardens and has a wonderful sheltered swimming pool. It is ideal for a large family or two to three families wanting a safe and quiet haven. The whole site is private & not overlooked. There is also a lovely self contained two bedroom house in the grounds. During July and August the Château is combined with the cottage as one rental. The village is on the edge of the historic Etaing de Marseillette with miles of easy cycling on quiet country lanes to explore. It has a bakery & bar with excellent shops & restaurants close by. It is also the heart of the Minervois wine region & vineyards & close to the Canal du Midi. Only 45 minutes from the sea, the property is also close to the lakes & mountains & perfect for activity and family holidays or a quiet romantic break.
Very large traditional stone built two bedroom cottage. Ground floor: Large sitting room, comfortable seating for 5/6. Separate fully equipped kitchen/ dining room. Downstairs WC. Flat screen TV / DVD Video / Radio. First floor; landing with picture window, two double bedrooms with double beds. Child cot + high chairs and child bed available. Luxury shower room and separate WC. Terrace area with seating and umbrella, and BBQ. Cottage was newly restored in May 2007.
From January 2010 we have installed an outdoor wood burning Finnish Sauna for the ultimate sauna experience. Guests are invited to book a time for the sauna which will be prepared in advance and full instructions are provided for its safe use and enjoyment.
If you want a special dinner preparing we can also arrange this for you. Our chef will prepare some of the finest home made dishes you have ever tasted from our new wood fired clay oven or from the barbecue grill.
- Cleaning Service
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
- Private Pool
- Shared Pool
hair dryer, local maps, telephone, massage, towels provided, coffee maker, toaster, iron & board, grill, 4 ring stove, hob, oven, spices, sofabed, highchair, video player, audio tape player, books and games for all ages, toys, video library, child's swing, car, garden, terrace, barbecue, 6 garden chairs, 2 deck chairs, 6 bicycles, housekeeper optional, binoculars, cooler small, telescope, golf clubs.
- Horse Riding
- Hunting/Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Theme park
arboretum, autumn foliage, babysitting, caves, churches, eco tourism, equestrian events, forests, library, museums, water parks, bird watching, freshwater fishing, hunting small game, caving, ruins, winery tours, swimming, roller blading, wind-surfing.
- Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 20 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Carcassonne or Narbonne at 20 kilometers distance
- Travel Info: Nearest Motorway : Carcassonne Est at 10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : beach at 60 Kilometres
The Etaing de Marseillette is one of France's hidden secrets. The beautiful area lies close to the canal du midi about 20 minutes from Carcassonne. Once an inland lake, today it is the site of a rich farming tradition with apple orchards, plums figs and cherries even rice and of course vineyards. Surrounded by the wild garrigue countryside the air is full of the scent of thyme and rosemary in the summer. It is a paradise for nature lovers, cyclists and walkers, especially suited for children. For those interested in wine there are many exciting new wineries close by to discover. We are a short drive from the dramatic Black Mountains as well, and in winter only an hour and a half from the ski resorts of the Arriege.